Rectosigmoid adenocarcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel



Patient Data

Age: 42 yrs
Gender: Female

Circumferential wall thickening (15 mm) of the rectosigmoid junction for a length of about 5 cm, with near complete obstruction of the lumen and gross proximal large bowel dilatation.

Multiple enlarged perirectal and para-aortic nodes.

Case Discussion

Biopsy proven case of adenocarcinoma.

Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is the most common cancer of the gastrointestinal tract and the second most frequently diagnosed malignancy in adults. CT and MRI are the modalities most frequently used for staging. Surgical resection may be curative although five-year survival rate is 40-50%.

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Case information

rID: 34701
Case created: 5th Mar 2015
Last edited: 29th Aug 2015
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